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November 19, 2009

National Eligibility Test (NET) Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET)

Entrance Exam India  National Eligibility Test (NET)
Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET)

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit

CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012.

National Eligibility Test (NET)

Date of Examination: 20.12.2009

Date of Start of Sale: 25.08.2009 Of Application Form through Banks and On-Line Submission

Date of Close of Sale: 23.09.2009 Of Application Form through Banks and Online Submission

Educational Qualification

MSc or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in above, with minimum 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and PhD degree holders who had passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of MSc OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in above during the academic Session 2009-2010. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt / Institute over his / her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year MSc or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.

Age Limit and Relaxation

For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2009 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.07.2009. No upper age limit.

Syllabus of the Test

Syllabus of Paper I (Section A), subject-wise syllabus of Paper I (Section B) and Paper II is given in the Information Bulletin for this test and may also be seen at CSIR

Examination Centres

The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:

Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted. However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by 20.10.2009.

Option-I: Apply Through ‘Information Bulletin’:

By Hand:

Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.4 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:

Rs 400/-

Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Rs 200/-

SC/ST/Physically Challenged (PC) or Visually Challenged (VC)
Rs 100/-

By Post:

The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post (VPP) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs 400/-, Rs 200/- or Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with  TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) As above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday, the 25th August, 2009 to Wednesday, the 16th September 2009 only, hence, candidates are advised to send well in advance so as to reach their request within the above said period. The candidate should write his/her name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (20.12.2009) and subject code on the back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.

Option-II: Apply Through Online Application:

Interested & eligible candidates may apply for this test Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG In order to apply Online the candidates are required to download Bank challan Performa from the above website and then deposit the requisite examination fee in any of the Indian Bank branches through out the country. The examination fee for the online application is same as mentioned in Para-5.1.1 above. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the required space, attach requisite certificates and send along with CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelop to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before 29.09.2009 (06.10.2009 for remote areas).

Online applications with out hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected. Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website.

Examination fee paid along with the Information Bulletin or through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Similarly, candidates should also check all the column of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.

Date of Examination : 20.12.2009

The Last Date for Submission of Application Form:

The application form (through Bank or online), duly completed with requisite enclosures should be sent Under Certificate of Posting (UPC) to the Sr Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 29.09.2009

For candidates applying from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 06.10.2009

The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.

Application Form Received After Closing Date Will Be Summarily Rejected.

Important Points:

1.While applying for this test, please ensure that you fulfill all the eligibility conditions and follow all the laid down procedures/guidelines for this test.

2.A candidate applying under “Result Awaited” category must be in final year (III/IV Semester (but not in I/II Semester) where Semester system is applicable) of MSc OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned, during the academic Session 2009-2010.

3.Purchase the Information Bulletin from the designated Bank branches early enough to avoid any last minute rush.

4.While applying Online, apply early enough to avoid any last minute rush.

5.Ensure that application must reach to this office within stipulated last date for receipt.

6.List of candidates registered for this test will be made available on our website tentatively on 20th November 2009. The candidates must refer to our website for checking their registration in time & for having update from rime to time.

7.Admission Certificates to all the registered candidates will be dispatched three weeks before the test, if any candidate does not receive the same by 11th December 2009, he/she must download duplicate Admission Certificate from our website. CSIR will not be responsible for any delay/non-receipt of the Admission certificate.

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